The information technology specialist certificate program focuses on foundation-level support skills required to effectively use and troubleshoot computer and information technology systems. Students completing the certificate program will be prepared for entry-level IT positions and to continue their education with the Associate of Applied Science degree for information technology specialists.
This is intended to be a one-year program. Fees below are based on full-time status.
Courses (30 Credits)
- Information Technology Support Fundamentals
- Introduction to Network Support and Administration
- Server Operating Systems
- Computer and Network Security
Complete 8 to 9 credits from the following:
- Microcomputer Operating Systems (3 credits)
- Microcomputer Word Processing (1-3 credits)
- Microcomputer Spreadsheets (1-3 credits)
- Computer Business Applications (1-3 credits)
- Microcomputer Applications: Topics (1-3 credits; may be repeated with different topics)
- Desktop Publishing (1-3 credits)
- Microcomputer Databases (1-3 credits)
- Digital Graphics (1-3 credits)
- Digital Photography (1-3 credits)
- Microcomputer Operating Systems Support (1-3 credits)
- Microcomputer Operating Systems: Topics (1-4 credits; may be repeated with different topics)
- Implementing Internet Tools and Technologies (3 credits)
- Graphics and Multimedia for the Web (3 credits)
- Website Design (1-3 credits)
- System and Network Services Administration (3 credits)
- Networking and LAN Infrastructure Basics (4 credits)
- Routing and Switching Essentials (4 credits)
- Cybersecurity Defense and Countermeasures (3 credits)
- Network Security Penetration Testing (3 credits)
- Directory Services Administration (3 credits)
- IT Troubleshooting Skills (1-3 credits)
- Information Technology: Topics (1-3 credits; may be repeated with different topics)
Other course requirements can be found here.
Students must also pass a certification review requiring them to demonstrate proficiency in the following skill areas: operating systems, hardware, and network support and troubleshooting.
|$212/credit||$5/credit Technology Fee||$40 Application Fee|
|$6/credit UA Facilities Fee||$50 Graduation Fee|
|$8/credit Network Charge|
|$25/credit eLearning & Distance Education Fee|
|$25/semester Software & Materials Fee|
Estimated Cost of Program Based on Current Rates: $7,790
For more about UAF costs, visit our Registration Guide.
Careers in Which Graduates Excel
- Desktop Support Technician
- Help Desk Specialist
- Computer Support Specialist
General UAF requirements for a certificate can be found here. Students are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor to discuss program content requirements and develop an education plan that matches their current skills and goals.
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